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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
Ranked #1 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Berrynarbor, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
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“Excellent, stylish hotel with great service”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

We recently spent 5 nights at the Villa Afrikana and loved it there. The greeting was very warm, and as the days progressed we realised what delightful people Bianca and Ross are, as were all their staff. We stayed in the Matarolli Suite, which I believe is the only one without a balcony, which we would have preferred but it was the only one left when we booked. As we knew this before we arrived it was not a problem.The room had magnificent views and there was a nice seating area. There was also plenty of outside seating and a good shady area for breakfast which we chose to have downstairs rather than in our room. The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom spacious. The attention to detail was excellent, we arrived in a rather dirty car after our journey along a dirt track, Bianca arranged to have it cleaned for us, Ross was always interested in our plans for the day and would help when possible. It was a great stay and we are looking forward to returning next year.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights how www wish it could have been more, Ross & Bianca were the perfect hosts, nothing was to much trouble. The staff were so friendly and always had a smile, and the service was outstanding. Breakfast served on our balcony was like a work of art carefully arranged and everything fresh and well presented. Breakfast is normally served from 8am, one morning we were playing Golf at Pezula (Fantastic) so we wanted an early breakfast, no problem "What time would suit you" was the reply. If ever we visit SA again Villa Afrikana is an absolutely must.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 7, 2014

There is very little to add to what all of the previous contributors have said - but i have to add just a couple of things.

Firstly, Bianca & Ross have a real eye for detail and everything at the Villa is perfectly faultless and is run with crisp precision. (Thank you Bianca for your help on our itinerary deviation to Capetown - it worked brilliantly)
And secondly a big thank you to all of the staff at Villa Afrikana who are wonderful, especially Tracey who kept our glasses topped up and made sure we had everything we needed.

Villa Afrikana is simply the best !!!

Room Tip: The view from the Noetzie Suite is simply stunning!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Yorkshire - England
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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights ahead of our trip up the Garden Route to Pumba Game Reserve. Stunning rooms, very attentive service, lovely breakfasts and great views. All brought together by two personable and friendly hosts. A pleasure to stay!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed January 31, 2014

We always stay in "Five Stars" hotel and Villa Afrikana vill be one of our best small hotel we have stayed in. Excellent located with a very nice view over the bay. Room very light and clean and we had the breakfast on the balcony. The breakfast was brought up to us on top floor by very nice staff. One evening we had a light dinner att Villa Afrikana that I can recommend. If you eat at the waterfront we had problems to find any restaurant that suit us, too manny tourist. If you like good food and a relaxed dinning experience I will recommend the Zinzi restaurant. Extremely good value for the money. It is located 20km from Knysna.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed every second of our experience at villa afrikana, we only stayed for two nights, but wish we stayed longer. The rooms are beautiful, light and airy, the views of the lagoon is stunning, waking up to that view was a pleasure. Breakfast was lovely and brought up to our suite to enjoy on the balcony. The staff are helpful and friendly and Ross and Bianca are fantastic hosts.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

Just spent 3 nights here and can only say it is perfect in every respect. We have stayed in more than 10 " Five Star " hotels on the Garden Route on two recent visits and this will in future be our priority destination. The rooms, views, location, staff and above all the hospitality are truly excellent.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
Address: 13 Watsonia Street | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#1 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#2 Family Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Afrikana Guest Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Space-Exclusivity & Style" Situated in the heart of the Garden Route; home to Pezula Golf Estate, Simola Golf Estate and Knysna Golf Club. 5* graded Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town of Knysna, on a hill fittingly called "Paradise" overlooking the world acclaimed Knysna Heads and lagoon. THE VILLA With its summery, gleaming white, the geometric architecture of Villa Afrikana is already quite a sight. The stylish interior is just as defined in the same perfect white. A modern, unpretentious interior gives the compact Villa Afrikana a surprisingly open feel to its rooms. Look out for the eye-catching artworks and cleverly placed objects. The attractive style encompasses a total of 6 suites in this 5* Guest House / Bed & Breakfast on the Garden Route. Facilities & Services: • Indoor Guest Lounge with fire place and Library and Reading Room • Outdoor Guest Lounge with main deck overlooking the pool and lagoon. • Salt Water Swimming pool with sun deck (unattended) • On-site secure parking • Laundry Service • Porterage • Complimentary Wireless Connectivity • Complimentary Room Service • Complimentary, satellite TV channels to include international news, sport, movies and documentaries channels in addition to local terrestrial channels • In-suite Light Meals & Beverage selections • Complimentary Room Service Breakfast served in the privacy of your suite • Concierge Desk operated by your Hosts, to assist with private arrangements and provide local knowledge for: Dinner at several very good restaurants, Local Taxis, Transfers & Car Rentals, Attractions We regret to inform that: • Due to uneven terrain, Villa Afrikana is not suitable for physically challenged Guests • Complying with the law, smoking is only permitted in the balconies and outdoor public spaces. THE SUITES The suites are wonderfully roomy and all have a fantastic view over the lagoon of Knysna. Each also features a comfortably furnished and also very spacious luxury bathroom in cutting design with under-floor heating and double washbasin. You'll be sleeping in a comfortable extra length king size double beds, all fitted with quality bedclothes and feather comforters and pillows. All suites of this Guest House / Bed & Breakfast have a high definition LCD 32" TV Set complete with an array of Satellite Channels and DVD player as well as tea and coffee makers. To add, the suites hold further surprises, such as a private balcony/terrace and some even a hydro massage tub for instance. Personalized Bathroom Amenities, Hair Dryers, Bathrobes and Electronic Safes are also provided for each suite for your enjoyment and comfort. ... more   less 
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